A case study of Ohio State University's 2009 Restructuring: Perceptions of Area Leaders and Regional Directors

TitleA case study of Ohio State University's 2009 Restructuring: Perceptions of Area Leaders and Regional Directors
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHarker, F
DegreeM.S.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeMaster's thesis
Abstract

The purpose of the case study was to describe the implementation of an area structure in the Ohio State University Extension organization. Qualitative research methodology was used to develop a case studies to determine various viewpoints within the organization and what worked or did not work well in the restructuring process. Conclusions from the findings indicated that Ohio State University evolved from a singular to more collaborative county entities and specialized and connected educators. Underlying dynamics of funding, programming, and staffing affecting reorganization and processes were apparent throughout the study.